virtual pc and usb


Hi,

Does anyone know if we can use usb connection with virtual pc (windows XP)?

Thanks
TungVanAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

jhanceCommented:
VMWARE does support USB devices connecting to the VM but as I recall Virtual PC does not.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
amitojduggalCommented:
Configuring USB on virtual PC is very simple, it is just like using a floppy on CD on guest oS.

For using USB on virual PC use the following steps
1.      On the Window menu, click Virtual PC List.
2.      Click the virtual machine that you want to support USB devices.
3.      Click Settings.
4.      Click USB.

Note After you turn on or turn off support for USB devices, you must restart the virtual machine if it is currently running. You cannot make changes to virtual machines that are part of a Saved State.
5.      Click to select the Enable USB check box.
6.      Click Restart.

I hope this will help You
Amitoj
TungVanAuthor Commented:

>>amitojduggal

I am using Virtual PC 2004 (Build 582). I followed your instructions, but I don't see USB option in Settings..

amitojduggalCommented:
hello tung van,

Ok i read its documentation and i am sorry for getting above answer as wrong, But i wanted to tell you that Virtual PC does support USB devices, But Standard USB input devices such as keyboards and mice are supported through PS/2 emulation, but Virtual PC does not support USB devices that require their own drivers. Virtual machines also don't see the PC's hardware video card as a native device, so you can't install your own video card drivers. In addition, SCSI devices are not supported in a virtual machine.

 The only + point it have on Vmware is that, it supports addressing more than vmware.
Microsoft need to add that feature

OK, that is the answer i believe
Amitoj
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Operating Systems

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.